Victor Pasmore Roses in a Jar 1947

Artwork details

Artist
Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Title
Roses in a Jar
Date 1947
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 610 x 457 mm
frame: 800 x 647 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03120
Not on display

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This is one of a series of still lifes and landscapes painted while the artist was living at Blackheath. It was made in the late 1940s when he was exploring the writing and paintings of the great Post-Impressionists, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Seurat. According to Pasmore 'these were the last of my post-impressionist paintings, which ended in purely independent abstraction'. The relationship of the roses and jar to the blocked in square shapes before and behind them, indicate that this is a transitional work, combining abstract and representational elements.

September 2004

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